Our Policy Report

Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention

Our policy report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention, was developed to support the scientific research in our Second Expert Report and sets out recommendations for how policymakers can create supportive environments which will encourage people to adopt World Cancer Research Fund International's Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

Based on the evidence, integrated, multi-sectoral action is needed globally to achieve healthier diets and sustained physical activity.

Summaries of the Policy Report

Four Nationalised Summaries of the Policy Report are also currently available. In these summaries, key information from the Policy Report is combined with country or region specific information, to provide context for the evidence examples and recommendations.

A Brazilian Policy Report Executive Summary, in Portuguese, has been published in collaboration with the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA).

A Latin American Regional Summary, in Spanish, has been published in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

A Policy Report Executive Summary with a US Perspective. The summary includes information from a report commissioned by one of our network charities, the American Institute for Cancer Research, entitled ‘Progress Achieved Toward the Diet and Physical Activity Recommendations for U.S. Stakeholders and Sectors in the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research Report’.

A Canadian Policy Report Executive Summary, available in English and French by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. 
Canadian Policy Report executive summary (English)Canadian Policy Report executive summary (French)

Our policy framework

We built on the work of our policy report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention to develop NOURISHING, a policy framework to help promote healthy diets and reduce obesity. The framework is for use by policymakers, researchers and civil society organisations, and was designed to illustrate that a comprehensive, multi-sectoral policy approach is needed to promote healthier diets and reduce non-communicable diseases, including cancer.